Mary Louise (Meryl) Streep (Summit22 June 1949) is an American actress.


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First years[Edit]Edit

Stripe was born in Summit, New Jersey. Her family moved to Bernardsville in the same State, where she was registered on the Bernards High School. After her high school she attended Vassar College for actress. After her graduation in 1971, she went with a scholarship to Yale to study. Soon she played a variety of roles, such as Helena inA Midsummer night's Dream to an eighty year old woman in a wheelchair. After her graduation she acted in various plays at the New York Shakespeare Festival. There she also met her great love, actor John Cazale in 1975. Stripe and Gazale remained together until the last died in 1978. She played roles in major productions on Broadway, like Happy ending and Alice at the Palace. The film industry also had her interest. Among other things she did audition for the film King Kong, but was rejected.Her first major film was Julia (1977), in which she had a small, but important role. When she next to Cazale appeared in the production , The Deer Hunter (1978) Cazale was already heavily sick (he should die without having seen the finished film). They got a first leading role in the Holocaust television series from 1978. After the death of Cazale in March of that year she went through a period of deep mourning all she continued acting.


She was to see in 1979 in The Seduction of Joe Tynan and Manhattan, movies that were released in 1978 and where they played on autopilot because of her grief over Gazale. In 1978 she met sculptor Don Gummer also with whom she married in september 1978. With Gummer she got four children. Her roles in The Deer Hunter andHolocaust brought her much recognition. For The Deer Hunter , she received a Oscar nomination, It earned her a role in the drama Kramer vs. Kramer opposite Dustin Hoffman. Stripe the subpoenas that her character was not portrayed as a malicious shrew or a stereotype woman who leaves her husband. They prepared well for her role and that paid back in winning a Academy Award for best supporting actress for Kramer vs. Kramer. Another bonus was that she now was considered ripe for lead roles in movies. Her first leading role was in The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981); She was awarded a BAFTA for. For her portrayal of the traumatized Sophie in Sophie's Choice in 1982 she pulled out all the stops and learned even Polish. Again she got an Oscar, this time in the category ' Best Actress '.

Success and decline[Edit]Edit

After Sophie's Choice played Stripe lead roles in many successful films of the 1980s, SilkwoodFalling in LoveOut of AfricaHeartburnIron weed and A Cry in the Dark. In the early 1990s, now 41, broke a lesser period for her. According to her biographer Karen Hollinger made Stripe wrong choices with roles in she-devil (1989) and postcards from the Edge (1990). The low point was according to Hollinger Death Becomes Her, a black comedy where they opposite Bruce Willis and Goldie Hawn was. Streep was keen to continue to work in Los Angeles and near her family. This desire associated with pregnancies and the fact that they are the forty was passed, meant the end of her successful period of the 1980s. Despite the decline in popularity they starred opposite Clint Eastwood in The Bridges of Madison County, a film that yielded $ 70 million.It marked the transformation into roles of more mature women.


With the turn of the century in sight the now 50-year Streak played a passionate violin teacher in Wes Cravens Music of the Heart, followed by The House of the SpiritsThe River WildMarvin's Room (with Diane Keaton and Leonardo DiCaprio) and One True Thing in 2000. They also went back to acting and in 2002, she played Arkadina in the Seagull by Chekhov. She won a Golden Globe, her fourth, for supporting actress in Adaptation. (2002) and a silver bear for her role in The Hours in the same year. In 2003 was to see them again in a TV series, Angels in America, for which she received her second Emmy Award prompt. That Streak had completed a successful transformation turned out from the role she played in the The Manchurian candidate, where they played a US senator with a ruthless and cruel character. A very different role was as Lisa Metzger, a psychiatrist who treats a patient who later falls in love with shows on her son. She also played one of the lead roles in the last film, Robert Altman's A Prairie Home Companion. They had a taste for playing villainous characters turned out to be from her portrayal of Miranda Priestly, editor of a fashion magazine in The Devil Wears Prada. It became one of her biggest commercial successes: it grossed 326 million dollars remained in the eighties on. like Stripe surprise with choosing her roles. In 2007 she played Rendition from a government official on the hunt for an Egyptian terrorist, while they are in the same year, directed by Robert Redford in Lions for Lambs played about American soldiers in Afghanistan and the political complications about that in the us.


By now it was Streep become an actress of diva-like proportions. She was now able to wear even if older actress movies. To the surprise of many shined them as the all-singing, all-dancing lead actress in the film version of the musical Mamma Mia!. The film was a success and spent 602,6 million on worldwide. Although other roles yielded less money, they showed that Stripe could make a movie presence. As in Doubt (2008), where she played a nun who accuses a priest of pedophilia. They garnered much praise with her portrayal of Julia Child in Julie and Julia. Julia Child was an American Cook who was very popular in the 1960s and 1970s on American television. Child had a peculiar voice, that played perfectly, including the remarkable Streak other tics. Also in the comedy it's Complicated Stripe stole the show as a woman but can't choose between her ex-husband and a new admirer. Her diva status confirmed them with her interpretation of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher 's England in The Iron Lady from 2010.


Streep won a total of 3 Academy Awards: for her role in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), Sophie's Choice (1982) and The Iron Lady (2011). She was in 2012 for the seventeenth time nominated for an Oscar, making them the most nominated actress for this price in film history was. In addition, she won over a hundred other awards, including Golden Globes in 1980, 1982, 1983, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2012, Emmys in 1978 and 2004, National Board of Review Awards in 1979 and 1982, two BAFTA Awards in 1982 and 2012, people's Choice Awards in 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990 and 2009, Premi David di Donatello in 1985 and 1986, the prize for best actress at the 1989 Cannes Film festival and an American Comedy Award in 1991, the silver bear in 2003 and Rembrandt Awards in 2007 and 2009. She won in 2012 a Golden Globe for best actress and an Oscar for best actress with the film The Iron Lady. Also, she was awarded the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2004 and the Kennedy Center Honors in 2011 for her contribution to American culture.


Meryl Streep became engaged in 1976 with the actor John Cazale (1935-1978), who shortly after died of a serious illness. In september 1978, she married the sculptor Don Gummer, with whom she is still together.The couple has four children.


Streep will play in the following films:

Academy Awards and nominations[Edit]Edit

Other work[Edit]Edit

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